Going Home to a Landscape: Writings by Filipinas

Going Home to a Landscape: Writings by Filipinas

by Marianne Villanueva
     
 

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Fiction. Poetry. Asian American Studies. The writings in this anthology touch on memory, love, the sorrow of loss, and childhood joy—all viewed through the prism of a unique Asian culture that is the product of American and Spanish colonization. The collection reflects the myriad changes faced by Filipinas in the twenty-first century, their songs of survival

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Fiction. Poetry. Asian American Studies. The writings in this anthology touch on memory, love, the sorrow of loss, and childhood joy—all viewed through the prism of a unique Asian culture that is the product of American and Spanish colonization. The collection reflects the myriad changes faced by Filipinas in the twenty-first century, their songs of survival, and the bridging of cultures. It gives voice and vision to the current condition of Filipinas throughout the world, while celebrating the lessons of childhood, memory, and place. It presents a shared history of Filipinas' struggle to maintain identity in the far-flung Philippine diaspora. These women challenge the traditinoal ideas of home and show how landscapes inhabit us, making up who we are, how we think, and how we live. Among the fifty-two contributors are M. Evelina Galang, Fran Ng, Angela Narcisco Torres, Merlinda Bobis, Luisa Igloria, Lewands Lim, Catalina Cariaga, and Linda Ty-Casper.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780934971843
Publisher:
CALYX Books
Publication date:
11/01/2003
Pages:
300
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author


Marianne Villanueva is the author of MAYOR OF THE ROSES (Miami University Press) and GINSENG AND OTHER TALES FROM MANILLA (CALYX Books). Her writing is anthologized in Charlie Chan Is Dead, A Southeast Asia Anthology, Tilting the Continent, and others. She is published in CALYX Journal, Zyzzyva, Threepenny Review, and Puerto Del Sol, among others. She was a finalist for the O'Henry Prize and received a Bread Loaf Writers Fellowship and California Arts Council Fellowships. She teaches at Notre Dame de Namur University and Foothills College.

Virginia R. Cerenio is a second-generation Filipino-American and is the author of Trespassing Innocence (Kearny Street Workshop Press). She is published in RETURNING A BORROWED TONGUE (Coffee House Press), New Worlds of Literature: Writing from America's Many Cultures (Norton), and Making Waves (Beacon).

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